This Day in Baseball History


OTD in Baseball History: Athletics SWEEP the Giants in the 1989 World Series

My favorite day in baseball history: Game 4 of the 1989 World Series This day in baseball history in 1989 was the greatest day of my entire life. I was eight years old and it’s an entire series that I will never forget, the 1989 World Series. I know it’s hard to say it was the best day of my life, given the 6.9 Loma Prieta Earthquake that devastated both San Francisco and Oakland. My heart goes out to every single person who wa injured or lost someone they loved that day but this series meant the world to me. […]


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OTD in Baseball History: Cubs’ Curse!

This day is an HUGE one in the history of Major League Baseball. It is the day that the Chicago Cubs were officially cursed.  A man named William Sianis brought his goat, Murphy, to Wrigley Field to watch game four of the 1945 World Series between the Cubs and the Detroit Tigers. Murphy’s stench was bothering the fans surrounding William “Billy Goat” Sianis. They were eventually forced to leave in the fourth inning, even though Sianis had bought two box seats – one for him and one for Murphy. Needless to say, Sianis was not pleased. There are different accounts […]


OTD in Baseball History: Bo Jackson hits his first MLB HR

Hey everyone nice enough to read my blog! 🙂 I know I’ve been missing in action the past week or so! I just wanted to let you know that I had some home/family stuff that needed to be dealt with but that I am definitely back with some OTD in Baseball History (see below!) for ya!  But just so you know, you can expect my regular daily posts from FRSN’s Today’s Knuckleball, beginning with a new piece on A’s rookie Jharel Cotton, as well as pieces written exclusively for this blog on a daily basis once again so you can keep […]

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On this day in baseball history my favorite player of all time ….

Great stat on this day in 1977 my All-Time fave player Dennis Eckersley threw a no-hitter for the Indians … to who? Ray Fosse! I have always loved that stat, he also won 20 games in 1978 before defining the modern closer role … next to Mariano Rivera, Eck is definitely one of the greatest closers of all-time! No wonder he’s my fave! I LOVED watching him as a kid in Oaktown! Glen Kuiper threw in a stat I didn’t know – In his previous start, Eck pitched an entire 10 inning game only giving up a hit in the […]